Latest Transfer Rumours: Eto’o, Huntelaar, Bale, Cicinho, Baines, Muntari, Pablo Angel

The world of Premiership transfer gossip is full of nonsense, but some nonsense is more interesting that the other nonsense. Speculation is rife in the likes of the Mirror, Daily Mail, Times, Sun and… err… Tribal Football all do their best to predict and/or completely make up the future.

Here’s our opinion on the Premiership transfer rumours we’ve read in the papers and around the net… and if you have any thoughts, pop em in the comments.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez will ask the club’s new owners to back him in his bid to land unsettled Barcelona ace Samuel Eto’o.CaughtOffside Says: After Eto’o’s mini bust up at the club, rumours of Ronaldinho buggering off, losing to Liverpool in the Champions League, we can actually see the Cameroonian genuinely wanting to leave for the Premiership this time. But money won’t be the issue here, as even with American backing Liverpool won’t be the only club able to match Barca’s asking price. Chelsea and maybe Arsenal will get right in line.

Ajax are bracing themselves for a bid from Manchester United for on-fire striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar.

CaughtOffside Says: Goal-machine strikers from the Dutch League are like cheap prostitutes rife with disease, paying for one may seem like a good idea at the time but it’s a bit hit-or-miss what the final results are. Huntelaar has looked solid domestically, in Europe, and on an international level but the ghost of Mateja Kezman should be enough reason for a few more scouting trips.

Real Madrid fullback Cicinho has revealed Liverpool are keen on him.CaughtOffside Says:The Brazilians we know don’t rate Cicinho at all, bit too much style over substance. And if Brazilians think a player is a showboat, then it’s a probably a good idea to listen. Still, he looked great at the Copa America a couple years ago and would add some more versatility and pace to Rafa’s squad.

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has moved a step closer to signing Udinese’s £10m-rated Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari.

CaughtOffside Says:Sulley is still going pretty strong over in Serie A and Harry has rightly decided to add cover to his engine room until he pays Stuart Pearce the poker money he owes him, ending Manchester City’sblood vendetta against Pedro Mendes.

Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has missed out on Paraguayan hotshot Luiz Paez, 17, because he doesn’t like the weather.

CaughtOffside Says: Well… how embarrassing.

Aston Villa striker Juan Pablo Angel is a target for New York Red Bulls in MLS.

CaughtOffside Says: Finally we’ll hear “There’s only Juan Pablo Angel” as it’s meant to be heard.

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to go head-to-head over Wigan left-back Leighton Baines.CaughtOffside Says: This would be because they know they won’t be signing….

Ryan Giggs will return to Manchester United gushing with praise for Southampton whizkid Gareth Bale, reminiscent of when United players begged Sir Alex to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after a friendly against Sporting.CaughtOffside Says: Don’t think there’s much doubt United will be the one’s to win the race for Bale’s signature. Giggs no doubt had a few choice words with the lad on international duty, easily outdoing Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy’s recruiting effort forcing Bale to drink his own urine.

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